Posts tagged with: Immune system

Death Threats 10

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The number ten killer of killer in women is blood poisoning, otherwise known as septicemia or sepsis.

Septicemia occurs when bacteria or toxins get into the blood stream. Sometimes this occurs during surgeries or it can happen when you break your nail way into the quick. If bacteria are able to get into your blood stream and reproduce, they then have a body-highway of vessels to travel and infect.

Statistics show that sepsis often occurs from pelvis, abdomen, urinary tract or lung infections. Sepsis is a serious, life-threatening infection that progresses quickly if not treated and cured.

Most of the time these infections aren’t preventable, but there are ways to protect yourself from illnesses that weaken your immune system, which then leave your body open for a slew of more deadly infections.

*If you have a serious infection, of any kind, seek medical attention. Signs of infection include swelling and warmth around the area, irritation, pain and redness.
*Wash your hands. Kill the bacteria before they have a chance to get into your system!
*Get vaccinated. Ask your physician if you’re missing any shots, and be a big girl and get them if you haven’t! Keep your tetanus shot up to date, too!
*Change your tampon every six hours and don’t use “Super” absorbency tampons.
*Urinate after sexual intercourse – it will “rinse” bacteria from your urethra. After urinating, wipe from front to back.

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Blogging – it’s good for you

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Blogging – it’s good for you: Scientific American has released an article showing that blogging is a healthy activity. Not only can you make a few extra dollars a month, writing can improve memory and sleep, boost your immune cell activity, can speed healing after surgery and even reduce the viral load in AIDS patients. I am blown away that such a free and easy-to-do thing can tackle such health issues.

One thing in the article that made me giggle is the fact that “blogging might trigger [a] dopamine release similar to stimulants like music, running and looking at art.”Apparently, blogging, like running, can give you a “high.”

Do you blog? Do you feel better after you blog? Do you think that sharing your emotions and feelings is truly healthful for you?

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